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Royal Society of Victoria Lecture on Science for Conservation Decisions

I’m speaking tomorrow (7.00 pm, 22 November 2012) at the Royal Society of Victoria. It will be in the Lecture Theatre upstairs in the Royal Society building (entry via 8 La Trobe Street Melbourne). RSV lectures are open to all … Continue reading

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Coextinction and recognition for unloved threatened species

I love this quote from Bob May (1986) – “to a good approximation, all species are insects”. Mark Burgman and David Lindenmayer’s (1998) book communicates that point beautifully, with an illustration by Kate Thompson in which the size of the … Continue reading

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Herald Sun article on cattle grazing in the alps

There is an article by Grant McArthur in the Herald Sun about grazing in the alps titled: “High country ‘research’ a load of bull”. It begins: “A SUPPOSEDLY scientific study into grazing in Victoria’s high country has been exposed as … Continue reading

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EPBC Act referral of cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park

At the risk of over-emphasising the issue of cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park, I’ve compiled some comments about the recent referral under the EPBC Act of Victoria’s so-called grazing trial (some other relevant pieces are here and here). … Continue reading

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(Un)certainty of timber production

There is a new plan to provide longer term contracts for supplying timber from public native forests in Victoria. Part of this seems to involve moving responsibility for timber management from the Environment Minister to the Agriculture Minister. Some environment … Continue reading

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Post-docs and research fellow positions available in qaeco.com

Update: These jobs have closed, but check out the qaeco.com site for current opportunities for McKenzie Fellowships. We have six new post-doc/research fellow jobs available in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group (qaeco.com). Information about the positions, including how to … Continue reading

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New book on reintroduction biology

A new book on reintroduction biology has just been released. Edited by John Ewen, Doug Armstrong, Kevin Parker, and Phil Seddon, Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management consists of a series of chapters on a broad range of topics, which … Continue reading

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